callmemickey (2469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 A: Golden yellow body. Thin cap with moderate lacing.
S: Bright floral hops dominate. Slightly grainy. Faint bready malts.
T: Disappointing after the promising nose. The floral hops were overwhelmed by the bready malts which rapidly escalated in prominence.
M: Slightly chewy. Nicely carbonated. Clean finish.
O: The bready characteristics impaired my overall enjoyment. Perhaps going for 9% was a bit too ambitious on the part of the brewers. (review from 2009)
Quevillon (2448) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bu en fut (4 oz) à la brasserie à Boston, le 12 juillet 2009.Blonde mi-claire, petit collet. Arome d’houblon pas très sec, notes d’herbe fruités. Goût de céréal croustillant et houblonné, amerturme sec, aucune présance d’alcool. C’est dure à croire qu’elle est forte cette bohémiène!
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized white head, good retention and a nice coating lace. Lightly hazy gold color. Faint nose of grass, straw, sulphur and some grainy malts. Body is medium with a tingly carbonation but still soft at the same time, light acidity. Grainy maltiness is lightly sweet, doughy with notes of lightly spicey hops, grass and some floral notes. Lightly sweet finish is almost balanced by the just shy bittering. Better than expected. Bottle procured @statelineliquors.
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear lighter golden with a nice thick frothy white head and some sticky lacing. Aroma is fairly fruity, sweet cereal, corn, grassy, noble hops, smells thick. Flavor is quite aggressive, lots of Saaz, slightly cheesy, a great deal of residual sweetness, fairly hot, some cereal sweetness but without a lot of character. Medium bodied up front with nice fizzy round carbonation with a slight sizzle but finishes rather syrupy and unpleasant. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I definitely prefer the Sam Adams.
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving a very good lace. Clear pale amber color. light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet pine nose. Flavor is sweet pine. Slight bitterness in aftertaste. Decent pilsner. The high ABV is hidden. $2.75 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
Dorwart (2356) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head of white bubbles. Recedes quickly and leave a thin sheen of foam. Aroma of springtime. New grass and flowers along with some light lemon and mint. Color is a hazy golden orange. Mild flavor with some sweet malts, herbal flavors and a bit of citrusy hops. Noticable alcohol presence and flavor. Kind of overpowers the mild flavor. Finishes sweet and malty with a lingering hotness. An ok brew. The more I drink of it the less I like it.
AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at harpoon brewery. Served in a pilsner glass. Half a finger clear head. SRM of 8. Orange appearance. Mild cloudiness. Lightly hopped. German malts and I'm getting lemon, walnuts and cheese.
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear liquid gold with a medium white head. Aroma of light candied malts, plastic, floral hops and yeast. Taste of candied malts, honey, grains and faint floral hops.
ilovedarkbeer (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a glowing golden color with little if any head. Boozey like malt liquor, strong hop presence that interlaces with honey, resin, and flowers. Grassy and earthy as well. Not bad. Substantial mouthfeel.
craftycarl21 (2202) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, light gold pour, minimal head. Aroma holds lots of grain, toasted sesame, and a bit of hop bitterness. Sweet malt flavor, grain, a bit of citrus hop- nothing complex, but a tasty lager. Solid for the style.